Upcoming Events

Monthly Events:

Given the gathering restrictions, WTM has brought our offerings online in order to keep building our community of practitioners through practice and connection. It’s our goal to give you events that provide learning and experiences that allow you to continue to deepen your mindfulness practice.

Currently, we meet twice a month and both events are online on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Teachers will explore a variety of topics in support of the practice of mindfulness – events will include a talk, guided meditation, and time for questions and discussion. These events are suitable for all levels of practice. A few key points when registering:

1) These are free events.

2) If you would rather not register to attend the live event, know that you can always view the talk on our website one week after the original date.

3) After you register for the event, you will be sent a confirmation email with registration details on how to connect and participate in the event online with Zoom.us.

4)  Events are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm.

5) At WTM, we do have costs to keep these events happening.
Click here to read more how a $5 donation for each event can help. 

6) These sessions are provided strictly with the intention to provide education. It is not a forum intended to deal with specific personal issues one might have. Wellness Through Mindfulness and the participating speakers’ content and presentations are not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical, or other qualified professionals and that it is the participant’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed.

Schedule of Events:


What is the best form of meditation for you
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After registering, if you are experiencing any problems accessing the event on the day of the meeting you can send a message to wtm.yyc@gmail.com

WHAT IS THE BEST MEDITATION FOR YOU?

October 6, 2022 – 7:00 – 8:30pm
led by Dr. Phil Blustein

We have all become aware of the importance of meditation and its impact on our psychological and physical health. What exactly is meditation? How do you do it?

One needs to start with an understanding of the various types of meditation. The commonest form is FOCUSED AWARENESS. One brings attention to one object, such as the breath, and tries to maintain consistent attention.

Next is a HYBRID form of meditation where the main focus is the breath but if one is distracted by another sensation there is a momentary focus of awareness on the alternate object until attention is brought back to the breath.

In OPEN MONITORING whatever sensation is dominant becomes the focus of attention.

Finally one rests in OPEN AWARENESS. One rests in what knows what is known. Awareness.

Come and discover how do you do these meditations? What works best for you?.


TOOLS AND TIPS FOR A DEEP RESTFUL SLEEP
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After registering, if you are experiencing any problems accessing the event on the day of the meeting you can send a message to wtm.yyc@gmail.com

TOOLS AND TIPS FOR A DEEP RESTFUL SLEEP

October 20, 2022 – 7:00 – 8:30pm
led by Heather Good, MSW, RSW

So many people struggle with getting a good night’s sleep.
Mid-evening waking or having difficulties falling asleep are common struggles for so many people.

This experiential workshop will take you through some specific practices and will emphasize how the art of hypnosis works to relax the mind and body.  Participants will learn about self hypnosis and how a suggestion hypnosis script can help with common struggles.

Using her expertise in yoga therapy, Ms. Good will also share a few additional tips to help with deep relaxation.  Please have a blanket and comfortable space for the practice component of the class.


WTM Mindfulness of Spaciousness
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After registering, if you are experiencing any problems accessing the event on the day of the meeting you can send a message to wtm.yyc@gmail.com

MINDFULNESS OF SPACIOUSNESS

November 3, 2022 – 7:00 – 8:30pm
led by Dr. Leslie Ellestad

Meditation moves us closer to our experience, supporting increasing depths of insight. To keep our practice in balance, it is helpful to open to the space in which experience is arising. Through connecting with spaciousness, mindfulness practice supports the gradual release of the clinging that insight reveals. We will explore through a guided meditation and a talk how to practice with mindfulness of space, both in formal practice and in daily life.


Other Events:


12-MONTH DHARMA STUDY COURSE

with Anne Mahoney
The Transformative Power of Loving Kindness
Oct. 2022 – Sept. 2023

Full Details:
The Transformative Power of Loving Kindness.pdf

NEW TOPIC OR SPEAKER

We are always looking for interesting speakers and topics to present at the WTM. If you have an idea for a speaker or topic please email your thoughts to: wtm.thebreathproject.org

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